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Island View House

Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Island View House will be our first choice if we return to Castletownbere. Denis Hanafin provides a great service here, whether for a holiday or an overnight business trip like ours. There are 11 rooms in this modern single-storied house overlooking the town, the harbour and Bere Island. There is ample free parking onsite, or it can be reached on... More

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Nice big breakfast in the morning to get you off on your way. The rooms were comfortable and the hosts were friendly. Bruno, the resident friendly lab will greet you like a long lost friend. Castletownbere is a quaint village with some great pubs and restaurants and Island View House is within walking distance to all of them.

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed with Denis for 2 nights and we were very pleased with the rooms, bed, showers and food. You will get great service and the best view of Castletownbere harbor and the bay area. Bruno, the mascot, will greet you when you get out of the car, and he is a sweet natured dog. You are directly above the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I stayed at Island View a total of 3 nights while walking the Beara Way (booked through Hillwalk Ireland). Denis is a wonderful host and chef - his delicious breakfasts kept me going on the long walks each day. The b&b is also aptly named, with stunning views of Bere Island! I definitely recommend staying here, you'll be greeted with... More

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Marietta, Georgia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
24 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

When we went up the little alley road, we both thought -- oh oh - this may not be good until we came to the front entrance of this B&B/guest house! Brian had us park around the back and take our luggage in the long way rather than deal with the front steps. We had the Dingle Suite and it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Castletownbere on a very quiet Sunday afternoon. We later found out that most of the people in town were watching a rugby match, including Denis, Island View's friendly host. We felt bad for interrupting him, but he showed us to our room and took our breakfast orders for the next morning. The center of town is literally... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Denis, the owner is very friendly! He gave us a great welcome and enough information. The rooms are cosy and especially: they have very good beds!! You can relax in the sitting room with a cup of tea. You should try fish for breakfast, since Castletownbere is a haven and the fishes are great!

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Dublin, Ireland
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

Nice place to stay in Castletownbere, only breakfast was just ok. I ordered an omelette which was greasy and was made rather as a pancake, also bread was dry and not fresh. But there was enough muesli, fruit and yogurts and also toast were very good. Beds very comfortable, we had a room with a double and a single bed... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We stayed 4 nights - arriving late on Saturday evening but greeted by a smiling Denis who despite have a busy house made us extremely welcome! The house is clean - homely but also tooled up for wi-fi - Denis is an exceptional host - he is never intrusive - attentive without making you feel watched! His breakfasts are just... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

Very convenient to downtown with plenty of pubs, restaurants and shops. Room was clean but tiny - hard for two people to get around bags and each other. Minimal floor space for stretching after a long day's walk. Breakfast was plentiful and tasty. Service was efficient, helpful and informative.

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Address: Knockanroe, Castletownbere, Ireland
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Location: Ireland > Province of Munster > County Cork > Castletownbere
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Ranked #3 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Castletownbere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Be assured of a friendly welcome and high standard of accommodation. Island View House is a relaxing, comfortable, friendly family run, with superb view's and ample parking facilities. Relax and take in the view from the Bantry bay guestroom. Ireland's No 1 breakfast with fresh fish on menu. Island View House aims to exceed expectation. ... more   less 

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